Yummy iced coffee is a cool treat on hot days but unfortunately it can add up when you buy it on the go at your favourite coffee shop.
Being the frugal lady that I am, I came up with a simple and delicious alternative to take-out iced coffee.
Brew: your favourite blend of coffee, the same way you would for hot coffee. I brewed McCafe coffee at home and I brew it on bold for flavour.
Let the brewed coffee cool to room temperature.
Chill: Pour it into a glass jug (preferably with a lid) and chill in the fridge (overnight works best and no the coffee won’t taste stale the next day).
Prepare: I like to use a chilled mason jar mug but whatever your favourite cold drink glass will work.
Add 2-3 ice cubes.
Pour about 1/4 milk or 10% creamer over the ice (depending how you like your coffee), fill the rest of the glass with coffee.
*For a healthier alternative you could use soy or almond milk instead of regular milk or 10% cream.*
Add about a teaspoon of vanilla extract for a bit of sweetness.
Stir well (or shake depending what container you make it in).
Note: you can drink it completely flavourless if that’s how you like it but I use sweeteners/sugar to taste, mixing it in while the coffee is still hot! It melts the sugar and you have presweetened iced coffee!
Play with the recipe and make it your own and enjoy!
I’d love to try this with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream! 🤪
Liquid sugar is easy to make too! 3 cups white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3.5 cups water, 1 tbsp lemon juice. Boil the sugar and water mixture for 10-15 min on the stovetop until it thickens, cool. Add the lemon juice. Stir and store in a sealed container on your counter or in the cupboard. Makes a great alternative to granulated sugar which doesn’t mix as well with cold giving you a “sandy” coffee.